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Desert islands around Corfu
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Corfu archipelago is dread with uninhabited isles and cliffs , some of which are really interesting and pretty . Some of them can be visited relatively easily, like Diaplos, where you can go after swimming for an hour . Ypu can visit most of them of you rent a boat from the nearest coast. On some of these isles it would be a good idea to have a pic-nic . Some of them are home to wild goats and others cannot be accessed

We are mentioning below some of them:

Lagoudia
Lagudia,Click to EnlargeDesert isles off Issos beach. They are considered precious for the migration of birds and they are part of the protected area. Access there is difficult. You can go there by yacht or by boat from Issos beach.


 

Gravia or Kravia 
Diaplo,Click to EnlargeA desert isle off Arillas Beach. It is inhabited by goats and in older times by donkeys, so it was also called Gaidouronissi = Donkey's island. It has got a small beach called Amiski at its southwestern part. Is has got pyrites rocks , which were used by the residents of Corfu in the Mesolithic Ages to construct their tools. You can get there by boat from Arillas or Agios Georgios. The bravest swimmers can get there after swimming for an hour from Arillas beach.

Diaplo
Gravia,Click to EnlargeTwin desert isles between Corfu and Mathraki. . It has got a small pebbled beach and a sundy beach  between the two isles and interesting underwater area for scuba divers. You can get there by boat from Arillas or Agios Georgios.


 

Dove isle ( Kaparelli )
Capareli ,click to  enlarge A desert isle between Corfu and Albania. A lighthouse functions there, therefore it is not recommended to visit it, for safety reasons.

 

 

Ortholithi
Ortholithi ,click to enlarge Desert isle between the beaches of Agios Gordios and Pentati. It is inhabited by goats. It is great for scuba diving, but it doesn't have a good beach. You can get there by boat or sea bicycle   from   Agios Gordios. The bravest swimmers can get there after swimming for an hour from Agios Gordios Beach and more easily from Pentati Beach.

 

Isle of Kyra Dikia

Kira Dikia ,click to enlarge Kira Dikia ,click to enlarge A desert isle  to the north of Agios Gordios beach at   150 meters from the beach (Mavri Ammos - Black sand) with a surface of about 500 sm.
Its shores are really steep, except for the eastern side, from where a path can take you to its flat   top, covered with olive trees, prickly pear trees, fig trees and small bushes, where you can visit the church and the relics of the monastery of  Virgin Mary of Justice (Dikaia).
At the right wall of the Church there are frescoes of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus and the three figures Virgin Mary - Jesus - Saint John.
18th-century documents testify that the monastery was a wealthy one, with several monks, property and an owned vessel. From documents and decrees of the Venetians we can come to the conclusion that it also served as an observation post.
The celebration of the monastery is on June 29 and September 8.

 

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Paxos
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AntiPaxos
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Daskalia
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Agios Nikolaos
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Panagia
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Kaltsonisi
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Moggonisi
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